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Audiobooks: Awake not sleeping: Reimagining fairy tales for a new generation

Monday, November 15, 2021

The UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia presents its new creative writing initiative, "Awake not sleeping: Reimagining fairy tales for a new generation". The powerful collection of fairy tales from across Europe and Central Asia aims to support fresh, creative dialogue to change the way societies think about women and girls’ roles, leadership and rights by rewriting and reimagining popular fairy tales.

Meet the writers – Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining Fairy Tales for a New Generation

Monday, November 15, 2021

Through the power of storytelling, the Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining Fairy Tales for a New Generation initiative aims to change the way societies think about women and girls’ roles, rights, and human potential. While many fairy tales were originally created by women for women about challenging restrictive gender roles, expectations, and laws, these narratives were rewritten by the powers of their times to bolster harmful social norms.

Mural artivism: Breaking the walls of gender inequality

Thursday, June 3, 2021

As part of the Generation Equality campaign, seven distinguished local artists – from Albania, Georgia, Kosovo[1], Moldova, North Macedonia, Turkey, and the curator of the initiative from the United States of America – are starting a conversation on gender equality through mural art in Europe and Central Asia.

Digitally empowered Generation Equality: Women, girls and ICT in the context of COVID-19 in selected Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

In the wake of COVID-19, digital technology has become a lifeline for millions around the world, and a critical tool to cope with the crisis--and its aftermath. While the pandemic is causing dual health and economic crises, it also represents a historical opportunity to accelerate the digital revolution.

Budget choices in a time of pandemic: Advancing gender equality or holding it back?

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

"Budget choices in a time of pandemic: Advancing gender equality or holding it back?" report was produced under the regional project “Transformative Financing for Gender Equality towards more Transparent, Inclusive and Accountable Governance in the Western Balkans,” financially supported by SIDA. The infographics present immediate government responses, highlight their effects and provide guidance on making interventions gender sensitive.

Generations Talk Gender: An intergenerational podcast on gender

Monday, November 30, 2020

My generation, your generation, let’s talk gender! A unique new podcast from UN Women’s Europe and Central Asia office connects gender equality activists from across generations and all walks of life.

Supporting Women Experiencing Violence During The Coronavirus Pandemic In Serbia

Friday, November 20, 2020

Armed with information that flowed daily from the civil society organizations (CSOs) providing services to women survivors of violence across Serbia, UN Women acted swiftly and redirected funds to CSOs to support and continue essential service provision.

COVID-19 is taking a higher toll on women – shows UN Women Albania rapid assessment

Friday, July 10, 2020

The survey measured the socio-economic impact of the pandemic and how it affected the livelihoods of women and men. It shows that COVID-19 has been disproportionately affecting women compared to men, and risks to deepen gender inequalities.

HeForShe Turkey invited all men to share responsibilities at home by saying: “Time to stand up for equality!”

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people across the world confined themselves to their homes. Gender inequalities, particularly for women in the home, are becoming increasingly apparent when it comes to housework and caring for children.

Explainer: How COVID-19 impacts women and girls

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A profound shock to our societies and economies, the COVID-19 pandemic underscores society’s reliance on women both on the front line and at home, while simultaneously exposing structural inequalities across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection. Explore these varied impacts and take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Support to women in Serbia during COVID-19

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Like everywhere in the world, women in Serbia are playing a disproportionate role in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, including as frontline healthcare workers, carers at home, community leaders and mobilisers. Experience of other disease outbreaks shows that this care burden also increases their risk of infection. As the coronavirus crisis unfolds, UN Women in Serbia is working hard to support different groups of women, ensure their equal voice in decision-making, and analyze COVID-19’s impact on women.

Colouring pack: Visualizing Generation Equality

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Looking for ways to raise a feminist or to keep your kids entertained in quarantine? Encourage the next generation of activists by making gender equality a creative learning activity. From sharing the care load to women taking charge, explore the world of Generation Equality with these printable colouring sheets for children of all ages.

Infographic: The Shadow Pandemic - Violence Against Women and Girls and COVID-19

Monday, April 6, 2020

In times of crisis, violence against women and girls is likely to increase as security, health, and money worries heighten tensions and strains are accentuated by cramped and confined living conditions.

Welcome to Equiterra, where gender equality is real

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: We found a country that has achieved gender equality! In Equiterra all people have equal rights and opportunities, regardless of their gender. Women and girls feel safe when walking at night. They get paid equally as men, for work of equal value. Men and women share chores and care duties at home, and they can access high quality care at affordable rates.

When the shutter sound becomes the voice of women: Light the Dark photography workshops and exhibitions

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Four university students from Colombia and Palestine met with more than 100 Turkish and Syrian women in four different cities across Turkey to enable women to shine through Light the Dark photography workshops. At the workshops, language barriers were overcome through the common language of photography.

The Referral Mechanism against Domestic Violence in Albania

Friday, December 20, 2019

More than half of municipalities in Albania have a dedicated mechanism that aims to protect and support survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. It is composed of a team of community professionals who have institutional responsibility to respond and address the various needs of survivors of domestic violence.

#Artivism for gender equality

Thursday, November 14, 2019

These 25 art pieces celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for women`s rights. The art pieces were part of the #Artivism for Gender Equality exhibition, displayed during the Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting from Geneva, on 29-30 October 2019. The art pieces highlight struggles for gender equality and women’s rights in Europe, the United States of America, Canada, the Caucasus and Central Asia countries. This exhibition was conceptualized by Women`s Major Group and UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia.

Photo Essay: The story of Delal, an eight years journey from Syria to Turkey

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Escaping from the war in Syria, Delal Şubek moved to Turkey eight years ago together with her husband and five children. We met Delal at the UN Women`s SADA Women’s Empowerment and Solidarity Center in Gaziantep in the southeast of Turkey, where she was taking vocational training. Together with Delal, we took a back-in-time journey to explore her eight years in Gaziantep-Turkey.

Infographic: End the stigma. Period.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Periods. Menstruation. Monthlies. Call it what you want. But there’s a whole lot to talk about.

Synergy between institutions provides a better future for survivors of violence

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Esmeralda, Luisita and Vjola are active young women helping other women to have a life of dignity and freedom. They represent some of the institutions that are part of the Referral Mechanism in the municipality of Kamza, Albania.

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